Let me just say at the onset, I am not making this up.
I was there, this isn’t even one of those “A friend of a friend” stories. This was me, with my ears, hearing something I’d never heard before. What was it?
A Kickstarter prayer request.
Not familiar with Kickstarter? It’s a site where you can crowdsource a project. You can raise money to build a well, record an album, write a book, anything really.
And apparently, in addition to Twitter, a good place to name drop your campaign at a prayer meeting.
There I was, minding my own business, looking handsome as usual, listening to the prayer requests. They were all pretty standard fare. Illness, job searches, marriages, etc., but then one person stood and dropped a digital bomb.
He said, “Hey, I’ve got some friends doing a Kickstarter campaign for an album. If you want to support it, the URL is ___________.” Suddenly, I felt like I was in the middle of Tron. What year is this? I’ve heard people reference Facebook in prayers, but never Kickstarter. What’s next Tumblr? Or Pheed?
Are we going to start hashtagging our prayers? “My mom is out of work so if you could pray for her @ladyneedsjob with the hashtag #OuttaWork that would be awesome.”
Maybe in a year from now the idea of praying without a URL will seem old-fashioned and dated. The first step of your prayer request will be registering a URL. You think I jest, but I do not. I do not jest.
If you doubt me, feel free to go on Kickstarter and contribute to the prayer request URL registration site I’m building. It’s called “Heavenly (Web) Host.” You will love it.